Combined Use of Malaria Antigen and Antibody Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay for Blood Screening of Plasmodium vivax in the Republic of Korea

@inproceedings{Kim2016CombinedUO,
  title={Combined Use of Malaria Antigen and Antibody Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay for Blood Screening of Plasmodium vivax in the Republic of Korea},
  author={Jeeyong Kim and Jin Woo Jang and Ju Yeon Kim and Deok Ja Oh and Chae Seung Lim},
  booktitle={Medical principles and practice : international journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre},
  year={2016}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical sensitivity and specificity of the newly developed Genedia malaria antigen enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test and to evaluate the diagnostic efficiency of the combined use of the Genedia malaria antigen and antibody ELISA tests to detect Plasmodium vivax in blood samples. MATERIALS AND METHODS In all, 1,070 samples were analyzed: 300 P. vivax-infected patients, 41 samples from posttreatment patients upon follow-up and 729 healthy volunteers. The… CONTINUE READING